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AuthorHouse and Golden Apple Comics Launch Graphic Novel Publishing Packages
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, supported self-publishing imprint, and the world famous Golden Apple Comics announced Friday the launch of graphic novel publishing packages designed specifically for graphic novel and comic book creators. The official introduction of the partnership took place at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, where Golden Apple Books and AuthorHouse will be available to answer questions. (more...)


ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA Names Lara Spencer New Third Anchor
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

According to Variety, Lara Spencer, who previously served as the newsreader on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA has been promoted to anchor. With the recent departure of Josh Elliot, Spencer will stand along co-hosts Robin Roberts and George Stephanopolos. (more...)


Bookworks Presents Todays Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

When I was quite young, my great-aunt and I walked to our tiny library every week, first stopping at the corner store to buy bananas. After we had picked out our books, we'd sit on the front steps, eat a banana, and consider what we had chosen. (A rosy memory, since weather in western Washington precludes most step-sitting occasions.) Later, a bookmobile came around; I recall the thrill of stepping up into a world of wonders. Later still, our little town got a larger library, attached to the fire station. I raced through the books to the extent that Mrs. Dawes, the librarian, called my mother to ask if I could check out adult books. I wanted then to be a librarian--specifically, a bookmobile librarian--and have never lost my love for libraries. (more...)


Celebrated Editor Hollis George Picks His 10 Favorite New eBooks
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

For years readers have looked forward to the Reading List of Hollis George. Periodically, the celebrated anthologist and editorial director of Absolutely Amazing eBooks and The New Atlantian Library issues a listing of the books he's currently enjoying. (more...)


This Week at Bookworks Includes Beth Howard, Jonathan Miller and More
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many things for all ages. Highlights include Beth Howard with buttery pie recipes from American Gothic, World Book Night, Jonathan Miller with a Rattlesnake Lawyer's Memoir and more. Go www.bkwrks.com/event for more information on all of these events. (more...)


Know Your City and CAT Launch Graphic Publication, RENTER'S RIGHTS: EVICTIONS
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

This week two local nonprofit organizations, Know Your City (www.knowyourcity.org)and Community Alliance of Tenants (www.oregoncat.org), announced the launch of a new graphic publication, Renters' Rights: Evictions. The publication aims to educate people about their rights as renters and what to do when it happens to them through a highly accessible medium: comics. A Request For Proposals is now open to invite local artists to submit applications until April 25th, with an honorarium of $1000 for the awarded recipient. (more...)


BREAKING NEWS: Hillary Clinton's Memoir Title and Cover Released - HARD CHOICES
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton announces the title to her memoir - HARD CHOICES. It's an inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. (more...)


NYU School of Medicine to Welcome Dr. Susan Love for Discussion & Book Signing, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Dr. Susan Love-surgeon, researcher, advocate, author, and cancer survivor-will share insights learned during her recent battle with leukemia with Dr. Deborah Axelrod, Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Medical Director for Community Outreach & Education for the NYULMC Cancer Center, during a special discussion, book signing and reception, 'The Only Difference Between a Researcher and a Patient is a Diagnosis!' on Thursday, May 1 at 6:00pm at NYU School of Medicine. (more...)


'The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy' is Released
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

San Francisco (more...)


Sangita Patel Releases 'Embrace Your Inner Self'
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Trenton, N.J. (more...)


Mariah Brooks Releases 'An Exciting Journey to Awakening'
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Charlotte, NC (more...)


Frank Y. Panol's 'Super Ring' is Released
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (more...)


Author Teaches Children How to Defeat Bullies in 'Hal Knows Martial Arts'
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

According to NBC News, the effects of bullying can linger in a child's life long after the bullying has ended. How can we help children defend themselves without using violence? (more...)


'Evaluating Outdated Beliefs' is Released
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (more...)


Author of 'When Angels Die' Donates Book to a Library in Denton, Texas
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The author of 'When Angels Die,' a self-help guide to surviving a rape or another crime, recently donated a copy of the book to Denton Public Library's Emily Fowler Central Library in Denton, Texas. Caroline de Chavigny visited Denton April 5 to sign and sell copies of 'When Angels Die' at North Texas Book Festival. 'When Angels Die' shares how de Chavigny, then a young single mother, saw her world forever changed when she was raped and left for dead in her own home in July 1993. She survived, but de Chavigny and her children suffered scars that took years to heal. 'When Angels Die' offers hope to those living with fear because of a crime. The book is a guide to regaining control, said de Chavigny, who spent many years searching the correct professional therapy for her family. 'It's so difficult for anyone who has been a crime victim to know what to do and how to deal with the flood of questions and fears that surface,' de Chavigny said. 'It takes time, but it's possible for crime victims to become crime survivors. 'I dedicate the book to those in transition.' The book, published by Banney House Publications, also is available at www.CarolinedeChavigny.com and www. Amazon.com. About Caroline de Chavigny Author Caroline de Chavigny was born in Montreal, Canada, and has a bachelor's degree in business. Through her latest book, 'When Angels Die,' de Chavigny aims to share how she overcame post-traumatic stress disorder after a vicious criminal attack, and she offers hope to others facing their own transitions from crime victims to survivors. Her desire to help others also led her write children's books, including 'A Sparrow's Sad Song' and 'Merry Birthday.' Her style of writing comes straight from the heart. All of de Chavigny's books are published by Banney House Publications. To order any of de Chavigny's books, go to www.CarolinedeChavigny.com or to www.Amazon.com. (more...)


Political Thriller 'Blood Profit$' Set for Release, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

When the safety and soul of the United States are threatened, three once-naïve Americans risk the ultimate sacrifice to uncover and expose a global conspiracy to defraud the nation of trillions of dollars in an operation funded by Washington war profiteering and illegal drug sales. The despicable activities are sanctioned by the CIA, controlled by Mafia and laundered by Wall Street traders. That's the plot of 'Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy,' a novel written by James N. Patrick Sr. and J. Victor Tomaszek. The novel, which arrives in print April 25 and is available now in e-book form, takes readers through a maze of political corruption and intrigue at the highest levels of government. 'Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy' (Roundfire Books/ISBN 978-1-78279-483-7/$18.95 paperback/$7.99 e-book) is the first book of a trilogy by first-time author Patrick and five-time novelist Tomaszek. The next book, 'Blood Profit$: The Price of Indifference,' is scheduled for release in late 2014 or early 2015. 'We started writing this book via email several years ago, coming at the story from vastly different political perspectives and life experiences,' said Patrick, who met Tomaszek through a shared love of alpacas. 'The main characters, Generation Xers, are like many people the readers probably know, and they face ethical and moral decisions throughout the story.' Tomaszek said 'Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy' explores how far the United States could fall as greed, entitlements and corruption all gain greater acceptance. 'Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy' is available at www.Roundfire-Books.com and other major book sellers, including www.Amazon.com. About James N. Patrick Sr. and J. Victor Tomaszek Patrick is a former senior executive, research think tank founder, keynote speaker and life coach. He is a specialist in world affairs, trend analysis and business and change. Patrick owns Patricks' Pastures Alpaca Ranch in Denton, Texas. He also owns and operates Old Irish Bed & Breakfast - Wedding and Event Center in Denton. Tomaszek is an amateur operatic tenor, a Vietnam-era United States Air Force veteran and airborne firefighter and resided in Europe and Asia for extended periods, which he believes adds culture and spice to his novels. He raises alpacas in a Chicago suburb. Tomaszek's other novels are not political thrillers. (more...)


Hazel R. Espinar to Celebrate Book THE LAST BIOME at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Hazel R. Espinar, Chicago lawyer, is the author of 'The Last Biome,' which is the first in a series of five books designed to educate, entertain and engage middle school children about the importance of conservation and the environment. (more...)


Painting and Poetry to Mingle at COM's International Poetry Day Celebration with Anya Ezhevskaya, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

For Anya Ezhevskaya, art is worth the mess. In a unique live painting and poetry talk at College of the Mainland April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the COM Fine Arts Building, she will demonstrate her seriously lighthearted approach to art. (more...)


Playwright Colm Toibin to Lead Next Year's PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed writer Colm Toibin will serve as Chairman of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, beginning with next year's Festival. Founded and chaired by Salman Rushdie for a decade, the Festival brings together writers and public intellectuals from around the globe to encourage cross-cultural dialogues on issues central to individual rights and freedoms. (more...)


James Patterson Reveals Tips on How to Write an 'Unputdownable' Story
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

James Patterson is an American author largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the protagonist of the Alex Cross series. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch and Wizard series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies. (more...)


Nobel Prize Winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dies at Age 87
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-tory writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America, has died at the age of 87. (more...)


New Children's Book Discusses Death and Dying
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

GG is Lily's great-grandmother. Mamela is GG's pet name for Lily. The two share a special relationship and when GG falls ill, Lily visits her in the hospice. This new, 32-page illustrated book depicts the two togetherreading, listening to harp music, eating chicken soup, and looking at photos. Lily notices the changes in GG and says her last goodbye. The book concludes with a recipe for chicken soup and an afterword by clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Brock. (more...)


Bill Willingham Presents FAIREST VOL. 3: THE RETURN OF THE MAHARAJA, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

This June, New York Times bestselling and award-winning creator Bill Willingham presents FAIREST VOL. 3: THE RETURN OF THE MAHARAJA starring the beautiful, deadly ladies from his hit series FABLES. Balancing horror, humor, and adventure in the FABLES tradition, FAIREST explores the secret histories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, the Snow Queen, Thumbelina, Snow White, Rose Red and others. (more...)


FAMILY LINKS by Willie Shaw is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Family is everything, and documenting a family's history becomes more important as time goes on. This new book provides a place to document cherished family traditions, special occasions and specific personalities, keeping the branches of a family tree connected by the roots. A genealogical record offers a link to the past for current family members and their descendants, and Willie Shaw's book allows that information to be gathered into one place. (more...)


Wally Lamb's WISHIN' AND HOPIN' to Be Adapted to Film by Synthetic Cinema International
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Synthetic Cinema International today announced the Company will produce Wally Lamb's New York Times bestselling novel Wishin' and Hopin' as a feature film currently scheduled to shoot in Connecticut in the summer of 2014. (more...)




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